"The Thirteen States are Thirteen Sovereign bodies."
by:
Oliver Ellsworth
(1745-1807) USA Founding father, third Chief Justice of the United States
Source:
Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. III, p 287
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 -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
That's the way I have always understood it to be about the States. Each State is a separate and sovereign body unto itself as each individual within the state is separate and sovereign unto themselves. The United States was formed as a country of separate and sovereign states made up of free separate and sovereign individuals united only by their common and shared belief of separate autonomy for each state and individual sovereignty for each individual in each state. THAT is what originally united us. I believe. Along with the belief in a persons birth right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are the original roots of our United States.
 -- Kevin Shearer     
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    I wonder what the Supreme Court would say today?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Bob, NH      
    Kevin, well said. We hold this truth to be self evident. Leaving it on a positive note: ABSOLUTELY ! ! !
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, OR      
     -- Mary - MI      
    And, each of the current Fifty States yesterday, today and tomorrow are Fifty Sovereign bodies.
     -- Mary - MI     
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